Greetings all! I am officially done with classes for the semester, so you will see a bit more of me online. I am looking forward to catching up with some of you that fell away during my mad rush to get final papers and exams done. This is a blog that I wrote some time ago and just never got around to posting. Enjoy! 🙂

ALSO… I Tag YOU. You’re it! Fill in the sections with your faves or suggestions! Leave a comment and/or provide a link back to your site with the post! (Yay!)


For the soul:

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  • Nell (1994)
  • The Tempest, (1960, et al) …just about any version… as long as it’s Shakespeare (and true to the story)
  • Amelie (2001)

Perfection, personified, from across the pond:

  • Amelie (2001) – Yes! This made 2 lists! I love the director, he’s directed some awesome movies: City of Lost Children (1995) and Micmacs (2009) are faves as well!
  • The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  • The Wild Child – L’enfant sauvage (1970)

Quick pick-me-ups when you’re feeling down: 

  • Much Ado About Nothing (yes, the Branagh version – 1995)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) (Towanda!)
  • Sabrina (BOTH versions) (1954) & (1995)
  • Rocket Man (1997)

If you want something Eerie:

  • The Haunting, the original B&W (1963), not that other CGI thing (Hitchcock had it right)
  • The Shining, the original (1980), Stanley Kubrick version. As a purist, I should prefer the newer one that is closer to the book, but something about this version is just creepier. I still, to this very day, cannot watch it alone.
  • The Uninvited Guest – El habitante incierto (2004)

The Downfalls of Western Culture in the 21st Century. Want to know how it all got ‘messed up’? Well, try watching the following, in order:

  • Birth of a Nation (w/ the help of fast forward) (1915)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967)
  • The Walking Dead (1936 – Boris Karloff)
  • Inherit the Wind (1960)
  • In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Pink Floyd “The Wall” (1982)
  • Idiocracy (2006)
  • Branded (2012)

The. Best. Monologues. EVER! :

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (Original 1967 one w/ Sidney Poitier) “Get off my back, Man!”
  • The Walking Dead (1936 – Boris Karloff); “We ought not interfere with God’s domain…”
  • Independence Day (1996) (I know, “what monologue?”; well, it was the President’s off-to-kill-aliens speech, but still… 2nd row center, vertigo and all from the action sequences, I actually applauded! Bill Pullman for President!)

Best (for real) Fight Scenes:

  • They Live (1988) – For the love of God man, just put on the glasses!
  • Brick (2005) – Uppercut, the short man’s friend.